Former chief minister and BJP state president Yeddyurappa, who was hauled over coals for his Land Cruiser Prado (approx Rs 1 crore) that he claimed he received as a gift, is now planning to return the car after his tenure as BJP president.
The BJP state president received flak from opposition leaders and on social media based on rumours that he would be travelling to drought-ridden areas in north Karnataka in the luxury car.
However, the 73-year-old leader has clarified that he never said such a thing and that he would travel to north Karnataka by train only.
The car, according to Yeddyurappa, was a gift from former minister and sugar baron, Murugesh Nirani, for his use while he is the BJP state president.
Yeddyurappa was made the party president less than a week ago.
â€‹His receiving the luxury car was compared by many to chief minister Siddaramaiah's luxury watch controversy.